Censors weren't quick enough to catch Michael Che's slip up on live TV

By Brittany King
Updated October 02, 2016 12:55 AM
Credit: Dana Edelson/NBC/Getty

Michael Che dropped the n-word on live TV.

During a segment of Weekend Update on Saturday Night Live‘s season premiere, Che and Colin Jost were discussing San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s protest of the National Anthem.

After calling the “Star Spangled Banner” boring, Che launched into an explanation: “It’s mostly white guys that are upset. And I can understand why white guys love the National Anthem so much – because this country’ always been great for white guys. You absolutely should defend the National Anthem. If I was white, I’d always defend the National Anthem.

“I expect white guys to defend the National Anthem like I expected Phylicia Rashad to defend Bill Cosby. I’m sure when people were protesting the Cosby Show, I’m sure Clair Huxtable was like, ‘I don’t know what he did to y’all, but n—- made me rich!’ ”

Fans were quick to notice to mishap and took to Twitter to express their opinions.

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